Fashionista’s X-file from persundresses.com
Imagine this: you and your girls show up on night looking like you just attended a party with the cast of Gossip Girl and everyone’s like…Damn. Then who’s to blame? High fashion and the spring runway, of course.
1. A trick starts…
If prom fashion rules are meant to be broken then this year could buck the trend more than usual. According to Teen Vogue’s April 2012 prom issue, one look for high school’s major red carpet moment this year is menswear-inspired pajama looks.
But this is just a trick played by Teen Vogue: convince all the gullible girls to show up to prom in their PJ’s. “Those long, puffy tulle skirts are like a costume. I personally wouldn’t be caught dead in a fairy tale–style prom dress.”
Jane Keltner de Valle, Teen Vogue’s fashion news director, does her part to foster the insane charade by suggesting that girls might want to hit up their local Victoria’s Secret for “silky pajamas” (-y being the operative morpheme; those pajamas are polyester) and notes that “sticking to classic or muted colors is best.”
She also suggests polishing up the bedtime look with “red lips, heels and festive jewels,” for a fun Grey Gardens-type look.
2. De facto…
But persundresses.com finds out that the real Vogue has already stopped caring about formal pajamas since months ago. Now the focus is technofabrics that bring Space Age sparkle to classic ladylike silhouettes. And, while formal pajamas do have a place in society—formal slumber parties, for instance—that place is very, very far away from the dance floor of young prom.
In fact, the only celebrity wearing pajamas in the adore mentioned slideshow is Jessica Alba, at the My Bloody Valentine: 3D premiere, in 2009.
Happily, there is one hero in this story, doing her best to steer young fashionistas straight: the model whose pajama-clad image graces the write-up on the Teen Vogue website.
Those paid to hawk this ludicrous pajama trend are now noticing it’s per se a clumsy trick.
3.Tips to girls:
You may be one of the impressionable teens now seriously considering formal sleepwear to your prom. But you may have no idea that the real cool girls aren’t getting their prom tips from Teen Vogue. They’re getting them from real Vogue. And you know what? It may turn out to be a cool idea if you can pull off a tux as well as Janelle Monáe.
Here are some “prom-ready-to-wear” looks it suggested:
Louis Vuitton Resort 2012
Jason Wu Resort 2012
Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2012